For the month of October we are going to shake things up a bit. In lieu of our normal LFMC meeting that takes place on the 3rd Thursday of each month, we were invited to the IFMA Octoberfest Tailgate Event happening on Thursday, October 26th. This is a social meet and greet from 4pm-6pm hosted by MacDonald Miller and Swallowtail Spirits. The cost to attend is $10, and includes food, beer and spirit samplings provided by Swallowtail Spirits Distillery.
If you are interesting in attending, please RSVP so they know how many people to expect and can plan accordingly.
The LFMC will resume its normal schedule on Thursday, November 16th. If anyone is interested in hosting or has a topic they'd like to discuss, please let me know.
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Northwest Facilities Expo
APRIL 12 &13, 2017
Oregon Convention Center | Portland, OR
April 12 8:40am - 2:40pm / April 13 8:40am - 2:40pm
April 12 10:00am - 5:00pm / April 13 10:00am - 4:00pm
Northwest Facilities Expo meets the facilities engineering, maintenance and energy management needs of attendees from industries such as aerospace, government, education, food processing, computer manufacturing, healthcare, port facilities, textiles, forest products, hospitality, finance, retail, utilities and many more. Attendees receive FREE admission to the exhibit hall and educational sessions - join us and be the first to find out about local, cost-cutting solutions as well as the latest technologies.
Admission to the Exhibit Floor and Conferences is FREE
You get informational and educational benefits similar to those of national shows, but without the attendance fees – and without incurring air fare and hotel expenses. The Oregon Convention Center is a venue that is convenient and user-friendly for attendees.
Educational Conference Sessions
Topics include LED lighting, case histories about sustainable projects at Sacramento International Airport and the Yosemite Community College District, the Internet of Things’ impact on maintenance, Title 24-2016 changes, water conservation, arc flash hazards, managing complex facilities projects, electrical inspections, identifying obsolete automation components, ladder safety, ultrasonic testing, generators, and roofing systems. Continuing education credits available for LEED Professionals.
Have you heard of OR PRIMA? The acronymn stands for the Oregon Public Risk Management Association. Whether you have heard of this organization or not, if your responsibilities include any level of risk assessment, preventon or management then you may find benefit in the upcoming one day 2017 OR PRIMA Spring Conference. The theme of this years conference is Emerging Trends In Risk Management, if you would like to attend you will need to register and pay through the website.
April 21, 2017 - 830am - 300pm
The Oregon Garden
879 West Main St
Agenda will include the President’s Welcome delivered by Jamie Iboa of the City of Eugene. Presentations will include:
Why You Need Cyber Liability Coverage - Dominic Keller, VP, Willis Towers Watson
This presentation will provide a background on cyber risks, key insurance coverages available, and best practices to prepare for claims and to maximize recovery.
Employment Retaliation - Haley Percell, Litigation Services Attorney, Oregon School Boards Association Lucy Schwallie, Pre‐loss Attorney, Oregon School Boards Association
Employment claims are very expensive because they typically end up in federal court and you lose the protection of the Oregon Tort Claims Act. The current trend in employment claims are retaliation claims and this session will focus on strategies that can help you mitigate your exposure.
Homelessness: Challenges for Public Entities - Panel Discussion: Lieutenant Chris Baldridge, PIO, Marion County Sherriff’s Office; Marc Jolin, Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services; Brad Taylor, City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
Homelessness effects public entities in a variety of ways. Typically, health and human services organizations are at the forefront of the issue given their mission. However, homelessness effects other organizations such as law enforcement, parks and recreation, and schools and educational facilities. This panel discussion will give an overview of challenges around homelessness from differing perspectives within public entities, address best practices, and provide a framework for developing policies and programs. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and discuss homelessness issues both with the panel members and in an open forum.
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